Supporting clinician educators to achieve “work-work balance”

  • Jerry M Maniate St. Joseph's Health Centre / Wilson Centre, University of Toronto
  • Deepak Dath McMaster University
  • Lara Cooke University of Calgary
  • Karen Leslie Centre for Faculty Development, University of Toronto
  • Linda Snell McGill University
  • Jamiu O Busari Faculty of health, medicine and life sciences, Maastricht University
Keywords: clinician educator, career development, well-being

Abstract

Clinician Educators (CE) have numerous responsibilities in different professional domains, including clinical, education, research, and administration. Many CEs face tensions trying to manage these often competing professional responsibilities and achieve “work-work balance.” Rich discussions of techniques for work-work balance amongst CEs at a medical education conference inspired the authors to gather, analyze, and summarize these techniques to share with others. In this paper we present the CE’s “Four Ps”; these are practice points that support both the aspiring and established CE to help improve their performance and productivity as CEs, and allow them to approach work-work balance.

Author Biographies

Jerry M Maniate, St. Joseph's Health Centre / Wilson Centre, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

University of Toronto

Jamiu O Busari, Faculty of health, medicine and life sciences, Maastricht University

Associate professor of medical education

Published
2016-10-18
Section
Brief Reports